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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Guest Opinion: Finding a better approach to school dropoff

The safety of our streets, particularly during school dropoff and pickup times, is a tragedy of the commons. People who drive cars into a high density of walking and biking children are degrading the safety of others.

Sunday, 7:16 AM | 1 comment

Saturday, August 6, 2022

The call of the wild: From paralyzed seagulls to skunks caught in bear traps, Peninsula wildlife rescue workers have seen it all

Meet the people who specialize in helping Silicon Valley's orphaned and injured wild animals.

Saturday, 9:01 AM | No comments yet

Friday, August 5, 2022

For seniors, accidental falls a leading cause of injuries

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults -- even those who are fit and active. Local experts shared prevention tips to help older adults reduce their risk.

Friday, 1:50 PM | No comments yet
Condo project could test Palo Alto's appetite for housing on San Antonio

A commercial site on San Antonio Road near the Mountain View border would be transformed into a residential community with 75 condominiums under a proposal that the Palo Alto City Council is set to review on Aug. 15.

Friday, 1:43 PM | 3 comments
Brand new library in Menlo Park celebrates Chinese traditions and community

Part library, part community center, the Little Bookworm Library provides a place where Chinese families can celebrate their heritage while encouraging literacy, and the broader community can learn about Chinese culture.

Friday, 12:52 PM | 1 comment

Thursday, August 4, 2022

With Mountain View poised to grow by 15,000 units, planning commissioners worry about parks, utilities and public services

An environmental review of Mountain View's ambitious plans to grow its housing by 15,000 units is out for public review, and planning commissioners worry it hasn't acknowledged the true impact of adding as many as 65,000 new residents.

Thursday, 12:42 PM | 7 comments
In puppy-deaths case, defense seeks diversion program and no jail time

Lawyers for the three Pets in Need employees facing trial in the deaths of seven puppies last year will ask a Superior Court judge next week to let them to enter a diversion program instead of going through a trial.

Thursday, 10:31 AM | 2 comments
Cost dispute casts shadow in debate over police radio encryption bill

The fate of a bill that would require police departments to remove encryption from their radio communications was uncertain Wednesday after the Assembly Appropriations Committee deferred a decision on SB 1000.

Thursday, 10:19 AM | No comments yet
Police chase, arrest man after alleged assault, threats

A parolee who allegedly threatened a grocery store employee and challenged police officers to a fight led authorities on a foot chase before his arrest near Palo Alto High School on Wednesday, police said.

Thursday, 10:01 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Arson suspect detained after multiple vegetation fires burn same area in Los Altos Hills

A suspect said to be involved in multiple vegetation fires in Los Altos Hills last weekend has been identified and detained, the Santa Clara County Fire Department announced Monday.

Wednesday, 1:45 PM | 1 comment
Community briefs: Wine festival needs volunteers, Mountain View history with a side of ice cream and monthly community socials

This week in community briefs, the Chamber seeks volunteers for the Art & Wine Festival, the Mountain View Historical Association celebrates city heritage with dessert and The Village at San Antonio hosts free monthly socials.

Wednesday, 1:36 PM | No comments yet
National Night Out brings public safety departments, community together

"National Night Out is an opportunity for us to be present in the community, for them to come out and ask us questions," said Heidi Imobersteg with the Mountain View Fire Department.

Wednesday, 12:36 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

New seven-story housing complex proposed in East Whisman

Though massive by historical Mountain View standards, city planning officials say the proposal is zoning-compliant and consistent with the city's vision for the largely undeveloped East Whisman area.

Tuesday, 1:40 PM | 8 comments
Novavax COVID-19 vaccine now available in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County will begin offering the new Novavax COVID-19 vaccine starting today, county officials said. The shots will be available at all county health system vaccination sites.

Tuesday, 12:15 PM | No comments yet
Newsom declares state of emergency for monkeypox outbreak

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday for monkeypox, enabling the state to access more resources to combat the ongoing outbreak.

Tuesday, 10:40 AM | No comments yet

Monday, August 1, 2022

When prescription costs add up, MedAssist helps Santa Clara County residents pay for insulin, inhalers and EpiPens

Santa Clara County couple Henry and Mary have a number of chronic illnesses, and when Henry started taking insulin, the medical expenses piled up. They got help from the county's MedAssist program, which defrays the cost of some drugs.

Monday, 11:31 AM | No comments yet
State officials considering, but not committed to, monkeypox health emergency declaration

Update: On Aug. 1, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in response to the monkeypox outbreak across California. Read more at

Monday, 9:41 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Deep divisions, further delay for California's math guidelines

The debate over new state math guidelines is a reminder that divisions remain deep over approaches to instruction, the pacing of algebra in middle school and the offerings at high school.

Sunday, 8:27 AM | 1 comment

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Silicon Valley stinks: The science and mystery behind the rare corpse flower bloom

A giant endangered flower that smells like rotting flesh bloomed for the first time at San Jose State this week. Here's a glimpse (and a whiff) of all the excitement.

Saturday, 9:10 AM | 1 comment

Friday, July 29, 2022

Los Altos middle schooler wins gold at national fencing tournament

Luca Nicoletti, 13, of Los Altos, won the gold medal in his age category at the USA Fencing Summer Nationals in Minneapolis this month, finishing his season as the top-ranked fencer nationally in the Y12 category.

Friday, 1:54 PM | No comments yet
New police accountability laws up demands on state agencies

New state laws on police accountability are testing the limits of several agencies, including the Department of Justice, which say they need more resources for these new duties.

Friday, 12:36 PM | No comments yet
Tennis star Madison Keys to offer coaching at free tennis event for youth

Top-ranked Women's Tennis Association player and Grand Slam finalist Madison Keys is one of 30-plus tennis pros who will be offering free coaching at the Arthur Ashe Champions Day in Mountain View on July 30.

Friday, 12:22 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Taking a closer look at how a history of racism shaped Mountain View's housing

In 1924, “only very desirable people" could purchase homes in Mountain View's Palmita Park, one incident of many discussed at a sold-out community roundtable on the city's history of housing discrimination on July 26.

Thursday, 1:37 PM | 3 comments
Gay, bisexual Latino men disproportionately affected by monkeypox in Santa Clara County

Gay and bisexual Latino men in Santa Clara County have been disproportionately affected by monkeypox, county health officials said Wednesday, making up more than half of the virus's local cases.

Thursday, 11:58 AM | No comments yet
Caltrain reports fatal incident near Rengstorff Avenue in Mountain View

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a southbound Caltrain just before 7 a.m. Thursday morning near Rengstorff Avenue in Mountain View, the transit agency reported.

Thursday, 10:45 AM | 1 comment
Elementary students are recovering faster from COVID learning loss, research shows

Elementary students are regaining the ground they lost during the pandemic at a faster pace than older students, recent research shows.

Thursday, 10:02 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Community briefs: Free county park day, live music on first-Thursdays and National Night Out

This week in community briefs, Santa Clara County parks are free to all on July 30, The Village at San Antonio Center presents free live music every first Thursday and the National Night Out event comes to Mountain View Aug. 2.

Wednesday, 1:50 PM | No comments yet
California poised to restrict bee-killing pesticides

California is acting later than many states in regulating neonicotinoids, but its rules would be among the nation's most extensive. They would change how growers kill pests on crops.

Wednesday, 12:53 PM | 1 comment
Man who ran across Highway 85 to receive mental health resources, Mountain View police say

A man who ran across northbound Highway 85 during commute hours Monday, causing the highway to be briefly shut down, was detained by an officer and connected to mental health services, according to police.

Wednesday, 12:31 PM | 2 comments
Want to vote on raising California's minimum wage? Judge says not until 2024

A judge rules that a proposition to raise the California minimum wage to $18 an hour can't go before voters until 2024.

Wednesday, 9:58 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Bay Area air quality advisory in effect through Wednesday due to smoke from Oak Fire

Drifting smoke from the Oak Fire burning near Yosemite will bring hazy skies to the Bay Area over the next few days, prompting air district officials to extend an air quality advisory through Wednesday.

Tuesday, 1:53 PM | No comments yet
Annual Technology Showcase highlights innovation big and small

The Voice visited the city's Technology Showcase last week and talked to just a few of the entrepreneurs and innovators that make Mountain View one of the tech epicenters of Silicon Valley.

Tuesday, 1:41 PM | No comments yet
Monkeypox is spreading in the Bay Area. Stanford wastewater data shows the region's hot spots.

Evidence of the monkeypox virus has shown up in Bay Area wastewater since mid-June, indicating the presence of infection, according to data from Stanford University's Sewer Coronavirus Alert Network.

Tuesday, 11:47 AM | 1 comment
Too much packaging at Trader Joe's? Local organizers hold anti-plastic demonstration in Mountain View

Local grassroots organization 350 Silicon Valley held a peaceful demonstration at the Centennial Plaza in Mountain View on July 23, calling on Trader Joe's to reduce its single-use plastic packaging.

Tuesday, 11:31 AM | 3 comments

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